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This page provides an overview of 2 articles related to 'microblogging', listing most recently updated content first. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Microblogging is a broadcast medium in the form of blogging. A microblog differs from a traditional blog in that its content is typically smaller in both actual and aggregate file size. Microblogs "allow users to exchange small elements of content such as short sentences, individual images, or video links". As with traditional blogging, microbloggers post about topics ranging from the simple, such as "what I'm doing right now," to the thematic, such as "sports cars." Commercial microblogs also exist, to promote websites, services and/or products, and to promote collaboration within an organization. Some microblogging services offer features such as privacy settings, which allow users to control who can read their microblogs, or alternative ways of publishing entries besides the web-based interface. These may include text messaging, instant messaging, E-mail, or digital audio. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Microblogging)

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Metadata related to 'microblogging' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'microblogging': 7 (0.4% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'microblogging' across all Ariadne articles: 10
  • Average number of references to 'microblogging' per Ariadne article: 1.43
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'microblogging': 2008-10
  • Trending factor of 'microblogging': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'microblogging':

  1. jez cope (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. geraldine jones (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. elly cope (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. phil bradley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. sarah hammond (see articles on this topic by this author)

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A Selection of Social Media Search Engines

Phil Bradley takes a look at how social media output is being indexed, sorted and made available for searching by looking at some representative samples.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

Search Engines: Real-time Search

Phil Bradley looks at the concept of real-time search and points to some of the functionality that users can and should expect to find when exploring these engines.

October 2009, issue61, feature article

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